but here, perhaps, is the mother of them all. when the david vitter hooker scandal broke in 2007, one of the tv shows here on this network on msnbc was hosted by a nice guy, tucker carlson, still in his bow tie days. the show was called "the situation with tucker carlson." that's when i was on it, succession of terribly incredible shirts and haircuts. stopped being "the situation with tucker carlson" and started being "tucker." when the david vitter story broke, tucker carlson like every republican in the senate and republican officials in louisiana decided that senator -- they decided that senator david vitter's history with hookers wasn't a big deal, right? nothing we should bother the senator about. tucker made the case that frankly when it comes to patronizing hookers, that's barely even illegal. >> more ridiculous, it's not even the democrats who are doing it, it's the press, it's us, it's the media. after humiliating david vitter, putting his wife's picture on television, as many of us have which is almost indefensible, in my opinion, because she didn't do anything, guy's got four kids.